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Data Management Solutions

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Data is at the core of everything in life. It is only through its acquisition and sound analysis that individuals, governments, and corporations can make decisions that are beneficial to human existence.

 

M&E SYSTEM SOLUTIONS

monitoring and evaluation training kenya

Monitoring and Evaluation plays a Key role towards the sustainability of projects and programmes.  we have sought to play a significant role in the process through providing M&E solutions.

 

GIS Mapping Training

INTRODUCTION


This training introduces students to both the social and technical aspects of digital mapping. Students will learn fundamental concepts and techniques in cartography and GIS, including file types, data classification, projections and coordinate systems and elementary analytical techniques in a range of desktop and web-based mapping platforms. In addition to providing the fundamental technical competencies necessary to create maps, students will develop the critical awareness required to effectively communicate complex social processes through maps. This course comprises 10 modules, each with their own learning objectives and target deliverable. Modules consist of an applied "hands-on" lesson. Each module lesson is then followed by a weekly assignment that asks you to complete a related task culminating in a map product and/or dataset. These assignments are due the following Sunday by midnight.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES


After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Define and differentiate between variety of spatial data models and formats
  • Explain and apply the basics of representation in GIS, including using vector and raster data formats, determining appropriate geographic coordinate system for a given spatial data file and applying the appropriate geographic projection to a map type and spatial scale
  • Manipulate geospatial datasets (e.g. cleaning, joining, querying, extracting)
  • Apply appropriate thematic map symbology to represent geographic phenomena
  • Produce static map products that integrate multiple data types and analytical methods
  • Obtain geospatial data from a variety of online sources and integrate into mapping processes
  • Integrate desktop GIS procedures with web-based mapping platforms

COURSE CONTENT


WEEK 1

Module 1: Introduction to new maps plus, cartography and GIS, and creating maps in QGIS

  • Gain a basic conceptual understanding of cartography, GIS, and mapping
  • Gain familiarity with geographic data and information, and how it's encoded within computer files
  • Download and install a free and open-source GIS application (QGIS)
  • Gain a basic familiarity with the QGIS interface
  • Gain awareness of spatial reference and projection issues
  • Practice opening a variety of geographic data with QGIS and viewing their attributes within QGIS
  • Perform basic map styling
  • Create and export a basic map as a static image file

Module 2: Thematic data mapping with table joins

  • Load shape files and CSV data into QGIS
  • Reproject the map into an equal-area projection
  • Create classed choropleth map
  • Adjust the legend to help the map tell a more clear story
  • Load tabular CSV data into QGIS and performing a tabular join

Module 03: Geocoding and point in polygon analysis

  • Obtaining and working with US Census data
  • Understand and perform geocoding of tabular data
  • Learn about some of the geocoding tools available online
  • Understand and perform a point in polygon analysis

Module 04: Hexbin and heat mapping

  • Map point data
  • Create new polygon shapefiles of hexagon shapes and raster heatmaps
  • Determine the number of different good types within each polygon
  • Play with various classification schemes for representing the data
  • Create a 'heat map' representation of the data

Module 05: Creating and editing vector Geometries

  • Georeferencing
  • Using the GDAL Georeferencer
  • Digitizing data
  • Digitizing data with Open Street Map in QGIS

WEEK 2

Module 06: Openstreetmap data and Introduction to Geoprocessing tools

  • A deeper look at Open Street Map
  • Importing OpenStreetMap data: QuickOSM
  • Importing OpenStreetMap data: SpatialLite Database
  • Data filtering and extraction
  • Exporting layers to a local CRS
  • Introduction to Geoprocessing
  • Geoprocessing with a buffer analysis

Module 07: Geoprocessing in QGIS and automating workflows

  • Extracting and preparing thematic OSM data
  • Filtering OSM data to create desired features
  • Managing CRSs in a Geoprocessing Workflow
  • Extracting attribute types of interest
  • Creating a buffer around a Polyline feature
  • Clipping features within a buffer
  • Geoprocessing functions
  • Using the Graphical Processing Modeler to automate workflows

Module 08: Integrating QGIS with cartodb

  • Creating a CartoDB account and exploring the documentation and interface
  • Loading data into CartoDB
  • Using the QGIS CartoDB plugin
  • Pulling data down into QGIS for processing
  • Pushing data backup to CartoDB
  • Making a thematic map in CartoDB

Module 09: Advanced mapping techniques with QGIS and cartodb

  • Using SQL in CartoDB
  • Symbolizing point data and "Bubble Maps" in CartoDB
  • Creating an unclassed proportional symbol map in CartoDB
  • What is PostGIS?
  • Using SQL and PostGIS to perform Geoprocessing tasks in the browser

Module 10: Bringing it all together (course project)

  • Each student will select from suggested datasets to create a final course project
  • Students can use CartoDB or Mapbox Studio

CUSTOMIZED TRAINING


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can have it delivered your preferred location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on details below: 

Tel: +254 (0) 739167709.

Email: training @versedpro.com

REQUIREMENTS


Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.  

TRAINING FEE


The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact us below.

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Mob: +254 7739167709

PAYMENT


Payment should be transferred to Versed Professional Services account through bank 7 days before commencement of training.

Send proof of payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CANCELLATION POLICY


  • All requests for cancellations must be received in writing.
  • Changes will become effective on the date of written confirmation being received.
  • The appropriate cancellation charge will apply based on the cost of your booking, as shown below.
  • In the event of an individual named on the booking form cannot attend, we will accept the substitution of another delegate on the condition that written notification of the substitution has been received by us prior to the course date and an administration fee of $ 34 plus VAT has been paid.

COURSE PROVISIONS


  • Accommodation and travel are the responsibility of the candidate.
  • A buffet lunch and two teas are provided on all full day courses during training dates unless otherwise stated. The cost is included in the price quoted. Any special dietary requirements need to be notified in writing to VPSL in advance before commencement of the training

FORCE MAJEURE


  • Versed Professional Services Limited shall not be liable to refund of fees or for any other penalty should courses be canceled due to war, fire, strike lock-out, industrial action, tempest, accident, civil disturbance or any other cause whatsoever beyond their control.

Event Properties

Event Date 04-12-2017 9:00 am
Event End Date 15-12-2017 4:00 pm
Cut off date 01-12-2017
Individual Price $2,100.00
Location Versed Training Facilities, Nairobi Kenya
$2,100.00
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The role that GIS plays in our everyday lives is enormous. Sometimes we apply GIS even without the knowledge of the fact. At versed professional Services, we have identified this need and the potential GIS has towards positively impacting human life and existence.

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5 - 10  119,000.00 1,119.00
11 - 50 195,000.00  1,950.00 
16 - 20   225,000.00  2,250.00
21 - 25   230,000.00  2,300.00

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